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- ‘Finally the ‘deceased wife's sister’ law was belatedly reformed in 1906, although marriage between such affines as adoptive parents and children, and adoptive siblings, remained within the prohibited degrees.’
- ‘Fourthly, the parties to the marriage must not be related to each other within the prohibited degrees, namely, brother and sister, uncle and niece.’
- ‘It might have been thought that this qualification related to national laws dealing specifically with the rights in question, such as those governing the minimum age at which one can marry and the prohibited degrees of consanguinity.’
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